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    Default Neptis from Doi Inthanon, Thailand

    I would appreciate some feedback on the ID if this Neptis from Doi Inthanon, Thailand, March 23.
    From my experience I would rule our pretty much all Neptis I know from the area. I would have thought that the choice boils down to N. Soma, N. clinia and N. capnodes, but various features seen to rule out all of these from my experience. These two shots are the same individual.
    Comments on the correct ID would be appreciated please. Thanks.

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    Neptis hylas kamarupa. dsf (dry season form).

    Neptis hylas is the only species in which the underside is ochreous to tawny & the white bands edged in black.
    In dsf the white markings are enlarged, ie the bands are wider, the spots large & round, & the fracture line may disappear.
    The general appearance is very variable.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim1/720150010.html

    This Indian example taken in the dry season is fairly similar with the large rounded spots & more prominent white bands.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...343_226734.jpg



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    Many thanks for rhw feedback. I was wondering why the usual black edges to the white bands had faded to grey. Many thanks for the deails.

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